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How long does it take to install plumbing in a new house?


If you have purchased a new home in Oakville or Mississauga during the construction phase, waiting can feel extremely difficult. Perhaps you drive through the neighbourhood on a regular basis to see the progress of your new home. You may look through catalogues and home design websites and envision what your new place will be like once you move in. And you have one big question on your mind – when will it be finished?

Of course, there are many factors that play into the answer to this question, and one of those factors is the plumbing. While installing the plumbing in a new home only takes a few days to a few weeks, if you are just adding up the hours, there are things that need to happen first, which can delay the work. 

Factors Affecting Plumbing Rough-In Installations 

Plumbing rough-ins need to be done before some jobs but after others. Obviously, you don’t want to see your drywall going up or floor tiles being laid before the necessary plumbing rough-in work is completed. 

The reason for this is obvious. If an inspector determines that something needs to be moved, it is much easier to do so if you don’t have to move a wall! 

But other tasks – installing the roof, for example – should be completed before the plumbing rough-ins are done. This is because the roof keeps everything well protected from the weather. 

Other factors that might delay your plumbing rough-in for your new Oakville or Mississauga home include:

  • Weather
  • Scheduling conflicts between contractors
  • Number of people on the crew performing the installation
  • Number and size of bathrooms.

Before Your Plumbing Contractor Commencing Work

Before your plumbing contractor even arrives to work on your new home, they should have received a complete set of plans and specifications from the general contractor. These plans will include important information such as:

  • The exact location of fixtures, including toilets and sinks.
  • Cabinet placement
  • Size of appliances
  • Home layout

Additionally, the location where fixtures will be should also be clearly marked on the floor as this will allow the plumbing crew to place pipes and vents in exactly the right places. Typically, they will visit the site ahead of time to ensure that they have enough room to work and make their installations. If they do not, then alternations may have to be made before they can begin their work. 

Don’t Forget About Your Future Plumbing Needs

While you may be anxious to move into your new Oakville or Mississauga home, it is also important that you don’t forget about your future plumbing needs as well. It is the easiest and most cost-effective to address these during the construction phase. 

For example, you may not want to get a water softener right away, but your plumber should still add water softener connections, as adding these will be much more complicated and costly if it has to be done after your home is completed. 

Call McKenna Plumbing Today

Are you looking for a plumbing contractor to install the plumbing in your new Oakville or Mississauga home? If so, give us a call today to get an estimate.